Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday called on Vice President Mike Pence to say that Rep. Ilhan Omar for previous Twitter posts called anti-Semitic was "inadequate," and President Trump was blown away by mischief.
Clinton, criticized by Omar's tweet, saying "we should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures not to traffic anti-Semitism," but said on Tuesday that Trump was a "more powerful man" and never apologized "for his embrace of white nationalism and anti-Semitic and Islamophobic hate."
Omar said he had no intention of being hurt anyone, including American Jews, when he insisted that lobbyists pay the builders to support Israel. Trump called his apology "lame" and said he should resign from Congress or at least not be allowed to serve on committees.
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Pence tweeted Tuesday that Omar's comments were a shame. He said "Participants in anti-Semitic troops should not just defend, they must deal with the consequences for their words."
The new Democrat founder posted tweet on Sunday suggested that members of Congress support Israel because they were paid to do so. In a pair of tweets, Omar criticized the American Public Affairs Committee of America, or AIPAC.
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"It's all about the baby Benjamins," he wrote, $ 1
The leftist historian and editor of Political Magazine Joshua Zeitz tweeted: "I am one of the Jewish Americans who opposed the occupation [of the West Bank and Gaza Strip] limiting the elimination of anti-democratic Israel, and the country is not considered the centerpiece of my identity of the Jews and I know what the congressman really means. He may even call us hook-nosed. "
Omar supports the movement known as BDS, for "boycotts, divestments and sanctions" aimed at Israel. And this was not the first time he fought against anti-Semitism. He said that his refusal to the government of Israel refers to its stand on the Palestinians and is not directed to Jewish people.
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Omar expressed regret on tweeting in 2012: "Israel is prostrate to the world, may Allah ridicule people and help them see the evil the work of Israel. "He said the statement came in the context of Israel's treatment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Fox News & # 39; Samuel Chamberlain and the Associated Press have contributed to this story.